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Lake Street Urban Stream

To increase public open space in the Canning City Centre, the City converted Water Corporation’s existing drain on Lake Street Cannington into an urban stream.

The City of Canning has engaged LD Total to work on the Lake Street Urban Stream Project, which transforms the drain into a new urban linear park designed for local residents, visitors and wildlife. Lake Street Urban Stream compliments other surrounding projects such as the award winning Wharf Street Basin Next Generation Park, Cecil Avenue West and East smart streets, plus the upcoming Lake Street Extension.

The stream is located in Cecil Avenue East, which is now open. Cecil Avenue East is part of the next phase of the Canning City Centre Regeneration Program – a 10-year, $76 million program that aims to turn the area into Perth’s Southern CBD and realise its potential as a Strategic Metropolitan Centre in Perth.

The urban stream will:

  • mimic a natural waterway and remove pollutants from stormwater
  • be a new open public space
  • be a key entry way into Canning’s City Centre
  • be a pedestrian link from Lake Street to Cecil Avenue.

Key highlights of the Lake Street Urban Stream design include:

  • retention of luscious greenery of trees, pockets of native reeds
  • the addition of native trees, shrubs and plants to increase vibrancy and wild life
  • a beautiful boardwalk, lookout and exposed concrete path to provide a connection to the local train station and surrounding shops
  • the addition of furniture to create active and vibrant public spaces for the community to interact and connect with each other.
Ducks in the Lake Street Urban Stream

New trees at Lake Street Urban Stream

The City Centre’s tree canopy will be increasing with approximately 60 new native trees being planted as part of the Lake Street Urban Stream works.

Native species include Eucalyptus rudis, Melaleuca preissiana, Banksia littorialis and Casuarina obesa.

Some new trees will replace current trees that are designated as weed species. To help maintain the habitat of local wildlife, the majority of native tree species in good condition and some non-native species will remain at the site.

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